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Chest X-ray Upper lobe blood Diversion?

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Old 01-17-2012, 04:02 AM   #1
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Chest X-ray Upper lobe blood Diversion?

I was having some bad Palpitations and took myself to the ER.

The ECG showed Ectopic junctional beats, they took two ECG a few hours apart and no one in the ER seemed concerned. They said it was ok.

They also took blood which was normal and a chest X-Ray.

The ER doctor said it was normal and nothing to worry about. nothing enlarged etc, from what she could see. But I read the report they wanted me to give the GP and it said the following among all the other tests they did.

"A chest x-ray showed some upper lobe blood diversion but was otherwise normal." (NB incomplete view of both costophrenic angles.)

I tried to Google 'upper lobe blood diversion' but only found referenced to people with heart failure or something sounding just as bad.

So I was told the x-ray was normal, nothing to worry about, but I don't get the impression from what I am finding during a web search that it really is?

Am I reading to much into this and scaring myself because I can only find a few references which are included in descriptions of symptoms of people with heart issues. I could not ask the doctor because I only read the discharge papers once I got home.

I seem to be getting a whole lot of abnormal results (in my view) that doctors are telling me are normal and nothing to worry about.

Does anyone know if this blood diversion thing is a common occurring thing in healthy people?

Last edited by Jimmysyd; 01-17-2012 at 04:06 AM.

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